Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who am I?

I recently went on a search to figure out who I was.  Not in an Eat, Pray, Love kind of way (yes, I have the book, no I haven't read it or seen the movie.)  There is a great song that says: "I don't think Hank done it this way."  I don't think Julia Roberts done it this way, either.
 
I searched and found these descriptions in Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Timothy.  This isn’t me being arrogant.  I certainly don’t deserve this identity and could never have earned it.  These are truths from the Word of God. 

I am justified
No condemnation awaits me
I am set free from the law of sin that leads to death
I am made holy and acceptable 
I am righteous
I will be made alive at the resurrection
I am a new creation
I receive God's righteousness
I am one with other believers
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing
I am holy and blameless
I am God's child
I am FORGIVEN
I am under Christ's authority
I belong to God by the Holy Spirit
I have been raised up to sit with Christ in glory
I am God's work of art
I am near to God
I am promised blessings
I can come with freedom and confidence into God's presence
I am a member of Christ's body, the Church
I am made complete
I am set free from our sin nature
I have eternal glory

There are times that I certainly don't feel these truths with my emotions and my brain can't quite comprehend a few of them even on my good days.

But God says they are true.

And so they are.

Tomorrow I will tell you a bit more about what I've learned in the past year.  About God.  About myself.  About His amazing promises. 

Until then,

Denise

4 comments:

  1. I needed to read this, thank you for allowing me to follow you on this journey. This is speaking to me in a way that God is telling me to wake up and listen.

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  2. Thank you so much. I am going to print and frame this and put it in my daughter's room. It's beautiful...just like we are to God. Thank you Denise. Love you! Ali

    Interested in a Tuesday evening bible study that starts next Tuesday night in Roger's Ranch? It's with a few of the ladies from BSF and some people I don't know OR do you think we should just have our own once a week??? If so, what day and time do you want to try? With or without kids? Let's not let this get too far away from us.

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  3. Michele - I am so glad to read your comment. If my journey can help point even one person towards Christ then He is glorified. Thank you for following and please keep listening to God!

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  4. Allison - You are too sweet to print and keep this! I should probably do the same for my daughter. This world quickly tells us that we're none of the things on this list.

    I'll call you about Tuesdays and we'll make a plan!! :)

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